Guides and Instructions

Schedules and other documentation for eCommerce are provided below.

Digital service providers should take care to note the currency dates of documents.

Current from: 14 Oct 2019
Current from: 2 Sep 2019

The tax file number (TFN) algorithm is a mathematical formula that tests the validity of numbers quoted as TFNs. Its use in software is recommended as it will minimise TFN errors and may subsequently reduce the need for contact between your...

Current from: 15 Aug 2019

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) was released on 18 December 2017.

A summary of the measures affecting digital service providers is provided on this page for use in developing software.

While the ATO sometimes provides...

Current from: 16 Jul 2019

The Super Tax File Number Integrity Check (Super TIC) conformance suite is now available.

The STIC conformance suite provides a conformance document, example XBRL files for each test case and an ATO keystore.xml. The suite also includes a cover...

Current from: 14 Jun 2019

This document is provided to digital service providers for the purpose of obtaining and understanding the format and algorithm of the Australian business number (ABN).

Highlights of the service are:

  • The automatic validation of ABN...
Current from: 14 Jun 2019

This approved form is effective for reporting periods starting on or after 1 July 2016. You may use this report for audits completed for earlier periods – however, you must take care to comply with the auditing standards and legislation that applied to...

Current from: 13 Jun 2019

The Budget 2019–20 was released on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

The measures announced as part of the Budget 2019-20 are subject to receiving royal assent and are therefore not yet law.

While we provide input...

Current from: 28 May 2019

We are seeking your feedback on the updated Digital service provider (DSP) Operational Framework Requirements.

The DSP Operational Framework (the Framework) addresses the shared risks presented by the growth of our digital services across the...

Current from: 19 Nov 2018

Guidance note and response to industry feedback

This guidance note sets out the requirements for the electronic portability form (EPF) specifications and message payloads.


Current from: 25 Sep 2018